Public Hotel Opens Tomorrow on Chrystie Street, with Vongerichten’s ‘Public Kitchen’ Serving

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The big day is nigh for hotelier Ian Schrager, whose newest Public Hotel, the first of its kind in Manhattan, opens tomorrow. It’ll launch simultaneously with the already-acclaimed restaurant complex by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At least according to several people working out front.

Meanwhile, on the ground, workers recently dismantled the plywood and sidewalk shed to reveal the front entrance to the hotel.

“I truly believe that everyone deserves a one-of-a-kind experience that lifts their spirits and makes their heart beat faster, one that elicits an emotional response…and to deliver this at a reasonable price point is even more on the mark for today’s savvy and sophisticated traveller,” Schrager told the Telegraph.

There are 370 rooms available, with eleven ultra-pricey condos sitting atop the heap. Rates begin at $150 per night. And there are also

Below is the complete description of the amenities at the Public Hotel. One thing is for sure. Once this place opens up, Chrystie Street will be clogged, big time.

Note the all-caps nature, per the official website.

CHRYSTIE PARK
A MAGICAL OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY AND AN UNEXPECTED WONDERLAND, CHRYSTIE PARK IS WHERE YOU LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND AND ENTER THE WORLD OF PUBLIC. IT IS THE PERFECT DECOMPRESSION ZONE FOR SOCIALIZING WITH FRIENDS, READING A BOOK, PLAYING A GAME OF CHESS OR JUST HANGING OUT. THE LUSHLY LANDSCAPED GARDENS, ROMANTIC NOOKS AND MEANDERING WALKWAYS EXEMPLIFY OF OUR VERY OWN VERSION OF CENTRAL PARK.

PUBLIC KITCHEN
WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTH AND WELLNESS, THE HOTEL’S RESTAURANT BY RENOWNED CHEF JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN, IS THE BEST OF “NEW YORK” FOOD, “WORLD FOOD” REALLY, AND ALL OF THE CULTURES THAT MAKE UP THE ECLECTIC MIX AND MELTING POT THAT IS NEW YORK CITY. IT FEATURES A SMOKER, WOOD-BURNING OVEN AND WOOD BURNING GRILL AS A FOCAL POINT AND HAS A MENU FOR ALL TASTES AND DIETS, INCLUDING VEGAN.

BOWERY GARDEN
ADJACENT TO PUBLIC KITCHEN IS AN EXPANSIVE OUTDOOR TERRACE INSPIRED BY TUILERIES GARDEN IN PARIS AND THE GARDENS OF ITALY. UPON ENTERING, YOU FEEL AS IF YOU HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED RIGHT TO EUROPE. PERFECTLY ENVELOPED BY AN ENGLISH IVY PRIVACY FENCE, BOWERY GARDEN IS AN IDEAL SPOT FOR AL FRESCO DINING, LATE NIGHT DRINKS OR A SPECIAL PRIVATE EVENT.

LOUIS
PART GROCERY, PART COFFEE SHOP, PART LUNCHEONETTE AND PART MARKET ALL ROLLED INTO ONE, LOUIS CONTINUES THE NEW YORK FOOD THEME SERVING UP GOURMET, ORGANIC “SLOW FOOD” IN A FAST, FRIENDLY, CASUAL WAY THAT IS REASONABLY PRICED. CHOICES RANGE FROM SPICY KOREAN CHICKEN TO SMOKED BRISKET OR PASTRAMI SANDWICHES, SUSHI AND DIM SUM TO HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS AND BUILD-YOU-OWN SALADS. STAY AND WORK WHILE YOU EAT OR TAKE A MEAL OR SNACK TO GO.

DIEGO
AS STYLISH AND SOPHISTICATED AS IT IS SEXY, DIEGO, AN INTIMATE BAR—WITH GREAT FOOD AS WELL—IS AKIN TO A PRIVATE GENTLEMAN’S CLUB IN LONDON. IT SPECIALIZES IN INSPIRED COCKTAILS BY WORLD-CLASS, INTERNATIONALLY-FAMED MIXOLOGISTS, AN ORIGINAL MENU BY JEAN-GEORGES, AN ECLECTIC, CURATED MIX OF WORLD MUSIC, GREAT ART AND EVEN A FIREPLACE. COME TO THIS BAR TO DRINK, EAT, HAVE A CONVERSATION OR JUST RELAX IN THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND INVITING ENVIRONMENT—THE NEXT GENERATION “BAR/RESTAURANT”.

THE ROOF
THE ROOF IS A VIBRANT AND ENERGETIC “CRAZY BAR”, THAT APPEARS TO BE FLOATING IN THE SKY, WITH JAW DROPPING 360-DEGREE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE CITY THROUGH FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS. IT’S AN IDEAL PLACE TO MEET FOR SUNSET COCKTAILS, WHILE AFTER DARK, IT TRANSFORMS INTO A SEXY LATE-NIGHT HOTSPOT, HOSTING GUEST DJ’S FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THE LARGE OUTDOOR TERRACE WILL HOST WEEKEND BBQS AND FEATURES COMMUNAL TABLES AND LOUNGE AREAS TO WORK, UNWIND OR JUST TAKE IN THE SUN.

LOBBY AND LOBBY BAR
THE LOBBY AND LOBBY BAR IS WHERE THE LINES BLUR BETWEEN WORK, FUN, SOCIALIZING AND CULTURE. IT’S THE HOTEL’S HEARTBEAT AND SOCIAL HUB–WHERE OUR COMMUNITY COMES TO LIFE. WITH LOTS OF COMFORTABLE SEATING, EASY-ACCESS POWER OUTLETS AND SUPER-FAST WIFI, IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE TO GRAB A COFFEE, GET SOME WORK DONE, DRINK, NETWORK, MEET PEOPLE OR LISTEN TO A TALK.

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